The cook school

All the cooking courses are held at our home in Les Cardinaux, 16190, Aignes et Puyperoux is about 25 minutes south of Angouleme, the capitol of Charente department, in Nouvelle Aquitaine. Les Cardinaux is a small hamlet of 5 houses in the commune of Aignes et Puyperoux aprroximately 5km north/3 minutes from Montmoreau St Cybard where there are shops, a bar, a pharmacy, post office, Doctor’s and a train station with links to both Angouleme and Bordeaux.


Getting to us is really simple and you have plenty of options either by car, ferry, plane or train. We do recommend you have a car even if flying as we are rural, although we can collect you from your landing port with advance planning.

Travel options – you could catch the train in London and be here with a very simple change in Paris or Lille in as little as 31/2 hours with a very simple change in Paris or Lille. (The high speed tgv from Paris to Angouleme opens on 2 July this year)

You will be able to pick up a hire car at the train station.

Nearest Airports;
Limoges – 11/2 hrs – Bordeaux – 11/2 hrs – Bergerac – 11/2 hrs – Poitiers 1hr 50 La Rochelle – 1.5hrs

You will be able to pick up a hire car at any of the airports, or we can pick you up for a small fee if you prefer.

Nearest Ferries:

Saint Malo – 5hrs, Calais – 7hrs, Roscoff – 6hrs, Caen – 6hrs

Also: If you book with Holiday France direct we can offer 20% off Brittany ferry crossings

Drive You can take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais and meander down through the beautiful French countryside with perhaps take an overnight stop halfway (we can recommend accommodation on route for you). The journey takes around 7 hours.

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